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Popular Snack Food Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Bits Recalled

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A voluntary recall for Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bit was issued by the manufacturer of the popular snack food on July 21, 2018.

These recalled products, listed below, contain whey powder. The company’s supplier recalled the powder because of the possibility it might be contaminated with the microorganism, Salmonella.

While there have no reports of illness, Modelēz Global LLC issued the recall as a preventive measure following their supplier’s recall. They recommend no one eat the products on the list. Furthermore, they should discard the snack food.

Young children, those whose immune systems are weak, and the frail or elderly should not consume these products. “Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections” among these populations, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Healthy individuals who become infected often have a fever, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea which may be bloody. The FDA indicates there are rare instances of an infection moving to the bloodstream and creating more severe illnesses; arthritis, infected aneurysms, and endocarditis.

Modelēz Global LLC reported the recall was for specific items with certain “used by” dates. The following table lists only the products recalled.

Description Retail UPC Best When Used By Dates
Ritz Bits Big Bag 3 oz. 0 44000 00677 8 07 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19
Ritz Bits Cheese 1 oz. 0 44000 02025 5 07 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19
Ritz Bits Cheese 12 pack carton 0 44000 02032 3 08 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19
Ritz Bits Cheese 30 pack carton 0 44000 01309 7 03 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19
Ritz Bits Cheese 1.5 oz. 0 44000 00929 8 03 MAR 19 thru 13 APR 19
Ritz Bits Cheese 3 oz Go Packs 0 44000 03215 9 07 MAR 19 thru 12 APR 19
10.8 oz. Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches 0 44000 88211 2 14 JAN 19 thru 11 FEB 19
1.35 oz. Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches 0 44000 00211 4 14 JAN 19 thru 11 FEB 19
10.8 oz. Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese 0 44000 04566 1 05 FEB 19 thru 06 FEB 19
1.35 oz. Ritz Bacon Cracker Sandwiches with Cheese 0 44000 04567 8 05 FEB 19 thru 06 FEB 19
10.8 oz. Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with White Cheddar Cheese 0 44000 04577 7 04 FEB 19 thru 05 FEB 19
1.35 oz. Ritz Whole Wheat Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese 0 44000 04580 7 06 FEB 19; 07 FEB 19; &
08 FEB 19
1.35 oz. Ritz Everything Cracker Sandwiches with Cream Cheese 0 44000 04580 7 06 FEB 19; 07 FEB 19; &
08 FEB 19
Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 20 Pack 0 44000 04100 7 01 FEB 19 thru 04 FEB 19
Mixed Cookie Cracker Variety 40 Pack 0 44000 04221 0 31 JAN 19 thru 05 FEB 19

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the company at 1-844-366-1171, 24 hours a day. Specialists in Consumer Relation can be reached Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. ET.

Written by Cathy Milne

Source:

U.S Food and Drug Administration: Modelēz Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain…Cracker Sandwiches and Bits products in the U.S., including Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Due to Possible Health Risk

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